Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%) | Small Town Brewery

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Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%)Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Small Town Brewery
Illinois, United States
smalltownbrewery.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not Your Father’s Root Beer 10.7% ABV iteration marks the third nationally distributed product from Small Town Brewery after last year’s rollouts of Not Your Father’s Root Beer 5.9% and Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale. Until now, this higher strength version of Not Your Father’s Root Beer has only been available in limited quantities in the Chicagoland area.

Added by MasterSki on 10-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
733
Reviews:
85
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
16.14%
 
 
Wants:
379
Gots:
191
For Trade:
5
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Photo of dbrauneis
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear very dark cola brown in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly along the edges of the glass and hints of dark amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall very thin fizzy creamy light beige head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of root beer (sarsaparilla, wintergreen, cola, and vanilla). Hints of alcohol are present as the beer warms up.

T: Tastes just like root beer, sweet and spicy herbal flavors (sarsaparilla, wintergreen, and cola) with a light note of vanilla in the finish. No bitterness is present. Just the slightest hint of alcohol in the finish as the beer warms up

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: The mouthfeel, aroma, and taste of this one really mimic a root beer and as someone that likes root beer, I'm impressed. Alcohol is well hidden and this one is I be it would make a great root beer float (dang it for being out of vanilla ice cream).

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Photo of EdgarGerik
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
2.57/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pug
3.04/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaketaz
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraftFan5
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GMorgan
3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.27/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robgage
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMe8
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TruePerception
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark, dark. brown. Almost black with a fizzy cola like head.
S- Sassafras and root beer.
T- Very sweet and kind of wood like. Just a little booze on the end.
M- Low carbonation and very slick. Medium body.
D- As good or better that the original. Couldn't finish a bomber of it because of how sweet it is.

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Photo of crobinso
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%) from Small Town Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 733 ratings.
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